Country music legend Willie Nelson is having a bit of legal trouble in the form of a misdemeanor drugs possession charge, but it looks lie he may sing his way out of jail time with an in-court performance.
Apparently the prosecutor in the case is a Willie Nelson fan himself, and has agreed to reduce the sentence he’s seeking for Nelson to a $100 fine rather than 180 days in jail. Â The catch? Â Nelson has to sing “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” during the court proceedings. Â No word yet as to whether the judge overseeing the case will allow such a deal to take place, but it would be awesome if it worked out that way.
Country legend Willie Nelson was arrested in Texas this past weekend for marijuana possession. Â If convicted, Nelson could face up to two years in prison. Â Two years is a long time for anyone, but it’s especially long when you’re 77 years old.
I guess Willie never thought anything about having six ounces of California-grown medical marijuana on his tour bus, but got surprised when border patrol agents in Texas stopped the bus and searched it. Â The medical marijuana is legal in California with proper documentation, but in Texas, not so much. Â It’s easy to think that his lawyers will figure a way out of this since he’s Willie Nelson, but if they don’t, there’s a real possibility that he’ll do some serious jail time.